Sheffield mother and daughter spared jail after shoplifting raid

A mother and daughter who stole two coats during a shoplifting raid at a store have narrowly been spared from time behind bars.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 12:40 pm
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 3:16 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court head on November 28 how Billie Scaife, 49, of Beaumont Road North, Manor Park, Sheffield, and her daughter Kerry Louise Scaife, 30, of Motehall Road, Manor Park, Sheffield, stole coats valued at £430 from Go Outdoors.

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Kirsty Pearson, prosecutng, said: “Kerry Scaife entered the store with a de-tagging device with the intention to steal because of a debt problem.

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A mother and daughter have appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court after they admitted shoplifting.

“Billie Scaife said she went with her daughter and shoved a jacket in a bag and she was aware it was not paid for and she made no attempt to pay.”

Mrs Pearson added the Scaifes’ case had been considered at Wolverhampton magistrates’ court after they had stolen two RAB jackets from Go Outdoors, in Wolverhampton, and the matter was transferred to Sheffield.

Billie and Kerry Scaife, who have previous convictions including theft, pleaded guilty to the theft from October 10 and the both admitted breaching a conditional discharge which had been imposed for a previous shopliftng offence.

Pari Seeley, defending, said that Billie and Kerry Scaife had been compliant when they were detained despite claims by security staff that they had “kicked off”.

Magistrates sentenced both Billie and Kerry Scaife to eight weeks of custody suspended for 12 months with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and a four week curfew.

They were also both ordered to each pay a £90 victim surcharge and £85 costs.